El Estoque

Roti and paneer

December 10, 2021

he classic Indian platter of plain or buttered roti with a touch of ghee and saag paneer is what senior Shalini Krish finds to be her two favorite winter consumables. Despite their non-Christian...

Hot pot

December 10, 2021

amb. Pork. Beef. Fishcakes. Tofu. Meatballs. Sausages. Vermicelli. These components are all options in senior Edgar Tsai’s favorite winter food, hot pot, and he has relished the variety of taste...

Sugar cookies

December 10, 2021

hough sugar cookies are a common dessert, freshman Madeleine Ischo enjoys them during the holidays largely because of the elation of interacting with close family while decorating the cookies. “[Sugar...

Chicken noodle soup

December 10, 2021

rom his time living in Colorado and Pittsburgh to now in California, senior Joseph Jeong’s go-to winter food has always been his mother’s Korean-style chicken noodle soup. His earliest memories...

Graphic by Justin Kim

Seasonal consumables to try

Justin E Kim December 10, 2021
Students share their favorite holiday dishes
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are remakes of the original Pokémon Diamond and Pearl released in 2006. Photo | The Pokémon Company

‘Pokémon Brilliant Diamond’ and ‘Pokémon Shining Pearl’ are faithful to a fault

Justin E Kim November 28, 2021
The remakes of the original Nintendo DS games are a refreshing reimagining, but stay disappointingly true to their inspirations
The tricks and treats of Halloween

The tricks and treats of Halloween

Featuring the various aspects of celebrating Halloween
Graphic by Justin Kim

Bringing out the child in everyone

Justin E Kim October 29, 2021
Reflecting on how pointless the socially perceived age cut-off of Halloween is
Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle is set in the Forest of Okoya, putting Koko, a human raised by Pokémon in the spotlight. Photo | The Pokémon Company

‘Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle’ has something for everyone

Justin E Kim October 13, 2021
The 23rd movie in the franchise expands on the Pokémon world while staying true to what makes it so beloved
Performers hold up the sophomore banner after finishing their skit. Photo by Justin Kim

Class of 2024’s Homecoming Performance

Sophomores win 3rd place for their performance during Homecoming week
Pokémon Unite is a deviation from RPG titles to the MOBA genre. Photo | The Pokémon Company

‘Pokémon Unite’ is simple but appealing

Justin E Kim September 30, 2021
The newest Pokémon spin off succeeds at a unique take on the MOBA formula
Star Wars: Visions is an anime anthology series consisting of nine episodes. Photo | Lucasfilm Ltd.

‘Star Wars: Visions’ breathes new life into the franchise

Justin E Kim September 30, 2021
The newest Star Wars spinoff breaks all the rules to create a revolutionary anthology anime
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